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Can you make fat free ice cream using fat free milk?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10191points) May 30th, 2010

Will ice cream form if you use fat free milk? Does anyone have a recipe for fat free ice cream using fat free milk?

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lillycoyote's avatar

Yes you can, but the only recipe I can find online is fat free and sugar free and I’m not a big fan of Splenda. I wish I could be more help. I make my own ice cream sometimes, but I make it with cream. However, it is possible to make it fat free. I can’t vouch for how good it tastes but it’s a place to start. Edit. Here’s another one with sugar.

AmWiser's avatar

You might like this recipe. It has the consistancy of soft serve ice cream

Fat Free Milk chocolate ice cream

2 cups sugar
½ cup nonfat dry milk powder
¼ tsp salt
4 TBS cornstarch
2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups skim milk
1 12oz can evaporated skimmed milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Put all this in a pan and heat until it begins to boil . Then
you have to cool it before adding to your machine. The recipe makes
more than my machine can hold, but I just store the extra and make it
a few days later.

Yield – about 7 cups (8 servings)
Calories 313
fat – less than 0.5 g

MissA's avatar

That reminds of seeing fat-free cream! How in this world can that be! Cream, by nature, has fat. I must be getting old.

lillycoyote's avatar

@MissA Yes, that makes me crazy! I like half and half in my coffee, and that is now known as “traditional half and half”, according the carton. As a opposed to what? Fat-free half and half? Half and half by definition is half milk and half cream, and both milk and of course, cream have fat in them. It really annoys me. But then I am easily annoyed.

MissA's avatar

@lillycoyote I agree. Whatever it is, it has to be from unhappy cows.

Or, maybe not cows at all.

AmWiser's avatar

Fat Free ice cream Classic example of an oxymoron.

Buttonstc's avatar


Believe it or not that’s what is says on the label.

Fat Free Half and Half

The first time I noticed it, I laughed out loud.

BTW. for the original question. Fat free ice cream is known as ice milk. I haven’t seen it on any labels (now that the fat free labeling is so popular) but that’s the term I remember from a whole back.

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